The Lamar Dodd School of Art newsletter is calling our attention to the following story:
Rob Peterson, an MFA candidate in Drawing and Painting visited Haiti for three weeks in December to participate in "The Ghetto Bienalle", an event created by the Grand Rue Resistance of Haiti, an artists' collective in Port au Prince. see: http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/unifeed/d/12963.htmlHere's a Google Map to The Hangar.
One of the artists, Guyodo, subsequently visited Athens and two days later the earthquake struck. Guyodo is here for another week while trying to get back to Haiti. Rob and Guyodo spoke to an audience of about 250 students on Thursday, January 14th.
A sale of Guyodo's work is scheduled for this coming Thursday, January 21st from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm at The Hangar (486 Barber St. Directions: go north on Barber and it will be your last left before the train tracks) to enable Guyodo to return to his country.
Come and meet Guyodo and please consider this unique opportunity to support Guyodo during the ongoing tragedy that unfolds in Haiti.